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Pair with a light red wine such as Pinot Noir and serve with chermoula sauce and slices of preserved lemon.

Lentil Tagine

  • Prep Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 60 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Entrée
  • Serving Size: Serves 6
Ingredient Description:
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 c. onions, medium dice
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 Tbsp. ground coriander
1 Tbsp. star anise
1 stick cinnamon
1 bay leaf
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 1/2 c. red lentils, well rinsed
6 c. vegetable stock
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
2 c. tomatoes, chopped
2 whole red peppers, medium dice
10 medium dates, seeded and chopped
1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper

  1. Place potatoes, parsnips and garlic in an 8-qt. stock pot filled with water. Bring to a boil and cook for one hour. Drain and place in mixing bowl.
  2. With an electric mixer or by hand, blend and mash the potatoes, parsnips and garlic.
  3. Add sour cream, cream cheese, skim milk and chives. Mix until smooth.